Jennifer Brunner, Ohio secretary of state, will speak about the fall elections in the Ohio and the work her office is doing to ensure that Ohio elections are free, fair, open, and honest at noon on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at The City Club of Cleveland.
Prior to being elected Ohio’s first secretary of state, Brunner serviced as legislative counsel for the Secretary of State’s Office, in an election law private practice for 13 years, as a Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge, as a member of the Franklin County Board of Elections, and as a special prosecutor for election fraud.
In 2008, Brunner was awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, the nation’s most prestigious honor for elected public servants.
Key accomplishments since taking office in January 2007 include: delivery of a successful & efficient March Presidential Primary in 2008 with a record turnout of 45%; completion of a massive review of the state’s voting systems for security, reliability and operational changes; creation of the Voting Right Institute (VRI) to provide greater voter access to Ohio elections; consolidation of resources and the return of outsourced jobs to the office to improve customer service and accountability; and reduction of private information, such as social security numbers, from millions of online records and work with the legislature to save costs by preventing the filing of private information with the office.
Tickets are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.